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About the Series

Dear Colleague,
21st century businesses and organisations need conflict prevention and dispute resolution tools that are fit-for-purpose in our modern economy.  Litigation and other traditional processes are still expensive, time-consuming and can jeopardise personal relationships.
As businesses and our society evolve, the tools utilised in accessing justice need to evolve as well. This is the aim of the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17: to facilitate the development of 21st century dispute resolution tools at domestic, regional and international levels.
Launching in Singapore and finishing in London, the GPC Series will convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution - commercial parties, chambers of commerce, business executives, entrepreneurs,​ lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, ​government officials, and others - at conferences around the world. The Series will cover all forms of dispute resolution (e.g., adjudicative and consensual processes) as well as possible ways of combining them, and what choices disputants have today for resolving disputes.  It will also look at how to provide access to appropriate justice systems for the future. 
The GPC Series will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need and want, both locally and globally.
Be part of the Global Pound Conference Series and help shape the future of dispute resolution.
We invite you to learn more by exploring the website and look forward to your participation.
​Michael McIlwrath
Executive Committee Chair
Global Chief Litigation Counsel
GE Oil & Gas Division
​Jeremy Lack
Coordinator of the COG
Independent Lawyer & 
IMI-Certified ADR Neutral 
Barney Jordaan
Academic Committee Chair
Prof. of Management Practice
Vlerick Business School
​Central Organising Group, Executive Committee